Thursday, November 04, 2010

Tahoe Highlights '72

On this day, 1972, some 38 years ago....the Lawrence Welk Show aired the episode Tahoe Highlights nationwide.

It was a fun, nostalgic and musical show.

The epsiode shows off the Musical Family's acting skills, like Tanya's impression of Sophie Tucker, Ken Delo's impression of Al Jolson, Dick Dale's version of Dean Martin and Guy Hovis doing his Elvis Presley.

So that's how the Elvis impersonator craze got started.... 

Here are the musical numbers that were featured.

TAHOE HIGHLIGHTS - November 4, 1972

1. JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT - Ralna, Guy, Cissy & Bobby (also dancing), Tanya, Joe, Gail, Ken, Mary Lou, Arthur 
2. AUTUMN LEAVES - Bob Ralston at the piano with Charlotte Harris at the cello 
3. JUST BECAUSE - Myron Floren at the accordion danced by Cissy and Bobby with Lawrence cutting in and sung by Dick, Kenny, Bob Lido and Charlie
4. GREEN EYES - Guy Hovis & Ralna English
5. THE CARIOCA - danced by Bobby Burgess & Cissy King 

6. CAN'T HELP SINGING - Norma Zimmer
7. LET'S DANCE - Henry Cuesta on clarinet with orchestra
8. SOME OF THOSE DAYS - Tanya Falan
9. CIRIBIRIBIN - Johnny Zell on trumpet
10. MY BLUE HEAVEN - Jimmy Roberts

11. ONCE IN LOVE WITH AMY - danced by Cissy King, Mary Lou Metzger, Bobby Burgess & Jack Imel and sung by Guy, Charlie, Ken and Joe
12. THE NEW LOW DOWN - danced by Arthur Duncan
13. CHEROKEE - danced by Jack Imel, Arthur Duncan and Bobby Burgess
15. THE WALTZ YOU SAVED FOR ME - danced by Lawrence & Cissy with backing by the string section

16. EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY - Dick Dale with Bob Smale at piano with visual assist by Mary Lou Metzger, Gail Farrell, Ralna English & Tanya Falan
17. PARODY OF ELVIS PRESLEY - Guy Hovis on guitar
18. BOO HOO - Sung by Kenny Trimble, Charlie Parlato & Dick Dale with pianists Bob Ralston and Bob Smale, the saxophone and brass sections
19. BE MY LOVE - Joe Feeney with Arthur, Ken, Jimmy, Dick, Mary Lou, Gail, Norma, Ralna, Tanya


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